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Fall 2020 Rector’s Book Club

By |2020-08-18T21:28:20-05:00August 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Fall featured books are:   September 23rd- When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation by Paula Fredrickson   October 21-How To Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi   November 18- Following Jesus:  Finding Our Way in an Age of Anxiety by Henri Nouwen   The book club will be held on Zoom at 6:00 p.m.  That may change depending [...]

Saint Andrew’s New Director of Music: Dr. Linda Patterson

By |2019-08-30T19:12:08-05:00August 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Since the beginning of the year a committee of Saint Andrew’s members and I have been engaged in the work of searching for a new Director of Music. At Saint Andrew’s we have identified Anglican liturgical worship that instructs, comforts, renews, and challenges through prayer, music, the Eucharist, and the beauty of our worship space [...]

Building the Beloved Community

By |2020-08-05T18:35:57-05:00September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Building the Beloved Community By Alison Sawyer, Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church  As part of Saint Andrew’s, Bryan 150th Celebration in 2017, the parish selected a special outreach to commemorate the Sesquicentennial year, and chose the Habitat for Humanity build project. This project was a special collaboration between the Faith in Action team, Habitat and Saint [...]

The Healing Ministry of the Church

By |2020-08-05T18:35:57-05:00March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By The Rev. Daryl T. Hay On Wednesday, March 21st at 12:15 p.m. Saint Andrew’s will offer a Public Service of Healing with the Holy Eucharist. From the beginning healing has been part of the church’s ministry. Jesus’ ministry included the healing of the sick who came to him or were brought to him by [...]

A Season to Experience Love and Forgiveness

By |2020-08-05T18:35:57-05:00March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By The Rev. Matt Stone, Curate Whether we like it or not, Lent is upon us. Like me, some people eagerly anticipate and appreciate this season of reflection and self-discipline. Others deeply dislike this somber season and look forward to the joy of Easter. Regardless of our orientation to these forty days, we hear an [...]

How Daily Prayer Makes Holy Time

By |2020-08-05T18:35:58-05:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This week St. Andrew’s had evening prayer at the start of our First Wednesday parish dinner. Twenty people gathered in the church as the vesper light illuminated our stained glass windows. We worshipped God, our own gracious light, for the day we were given. And I was reminded yet again how transformative the practice of [...]

Message from the Rector: Race and the Beloved

By |2020-08-05T18:35:58-05:00August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This fall the theme of our adult Christian education program is Telling God’s Story/Telling Our Story. In light of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month I’d like to share with you part of my story as it relates to race, and my thoughts on the Beloved Community and what God calls us to [...]

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